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LAPTOP stuck in automatic repair loop/windows 8

I have an ASUS laptop Windows 8 and suddenly it will not boot. It is stuck in automatic repair mode.
Now in win 8 the f8 button does not work.i cant boot into safe mode. Also i tried to refresh by hitting f11 but f11 does nothing. I open bios and can not see boot options from usb...so i basically dont know what to do now..does anyone have hope?

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On my Asus

I think it was F9 for a boot menu, but if the HDD is failing you'll see a never ending repair loop. At the office we pull the HDD out and then try a boot from other media.

The issue of failing HDDs is pretty common so we are used to pulling out the drives to try to access in other PCs. Home users may be stuck with a shop counter.

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PS. The other exit.

Just go ahead and use the Recovery Media from Asus. It's a shame you skipped the free W10 upgrade because I could have shared how to make your own.

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Recovery media

So you do not think i lost all my files? Just how to get to them...but anyway recovery media..i will have to look but my laptop does not have a cd player included..i hear u can create a usb to boot it....anyway you think repair shop can boot it as a slave..is that it?...also should f11 not work for refresh/restore???? Grrr

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We only lose what we don't backup.

This is usually where folk learn first hand how unreliable things are today. The goal of removing the drive and placing it in some under 20 dollar USB case is to get a second change to get at the files.

As to no CD drive (usually a DVD drive) we can get USB DVDRW drives for about 20 bucks if need be. The USB recovery would be a non-issue if you had moved to W10 a few days ago (the offer was possible until the 16th.)

So as it stands now it sounds like the usual HDD failure. If you use recovery media yes what ever is on that drive will be gone, which is (I repeat) why we work with the client with the drive pull and into some USB case to see what another PC thinks about that drive.

If the drive is not readable by the PC or Recuva (see the web) we offer them a chance to send it to drivesavers.com but most don't because their files were not worth that much.

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Yep

Oh dear.had no idea about the windows 10 upgrade..i was in thailand for 5months and just got back on the 16th and my mom used my pc during my travels..so next time i go i will bring it to a little.computer shop.what a drag!

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